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Old 2nd June 2012 | Show parent
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no..its just the perfect tempo inbetween 120 and 125... 125 is pretty fast already again i ve lots of stuff on 123 that dont sounds slow at all


That's 104.5 bpm. Sounds pretty fast to me.
Old 2nd June 2012
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if you need to start a thread on a forum to ask what tempo to make your music then give up!
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if you need to start a thread on a forum to ask what tempo to make your music then give up!
What about the people who ask "How to make thiz amazing basses?", and then it's a sine wave, what should they do? You've opened a can of worms now :P
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Ok, I'm asking because I'm thinking of doing something closer to 150bpm, it could work now with techno, dubstep, future jungle, breaks. You're answers wont affect that but it just made me curious, i'm nosey.
depends on what type of breaks. i produce Florida style breaks (yea i know)my default bpm is 132. i dont know if that helps ya. but i am friends with alot of breaks producers ( i hate to name drop but here goes) dj fixx, teknatronic, ect. they all stick to the 130-135 range when producing. even when they do electro house i rarely see anyone past 140 and hitting that fast is rare too.but to each their own.
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What about the people who ask "How to make thiz amazing basses?", and then it's a sine wave, what should they do? You've opened a can of worms now :P
look at the replies in this thread. "i make my music at 128" "174" "120-125" "123" "120" "90" "124-128" "102-120" "125" "90" "134" to name a few.

might as well ask how much milk people like in their tea.
Old 2nd June 2012
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^ lol it's all in good fun...not a very serious topic, although the bpm are often related to specific genres, for example the jurassic5 track above is fast for a hip-hop song, but that's a slow bpm for edm..
Old 3rd June 2012 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Johnny Wrong View Post
I always use multiples of pi to get a nice round sound going, it really adds a special "something"

At the moment, I'm mostly using pi times "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything"

Which I round up to 131.9468913 bpm

My grooves have never been so tight.
That method works well for loops...
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Originally Posted by Myrok Rolles View Post
When scoring or working on a sound design project I find it best to ignore bpm completely and turn off the metronome, leave the set at the default 120 bpm and just play.
This is fun, but I also like to work backwards, finding out what BPM works for a certain fixed time frame (i.e. 3.45 seconds) to have X bars of both rhythmically fixed and non-fixed elements to match the visuals.
Old 3rd June 2012
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Producing Nu Disco and House, I use 118 as my go to bpm.
Old 4th June 2012 | Show parent
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From about 100bpm for ambient-y stuff, up to 135bpm for techno. Typically between 120 and 127 though.
Old 4th June 2012
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128 for electro house, 140 for dubstep, 170 or 174 for dnb/drumstep

I want to get into glitch hop soon at 100, might also try 110 for moombahcore, hate that name though..
Old 4th June 2012
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OMG... I feel so slow heh

Usually 125 BPM, lately I often go down to 120 to 123.
Rarely I go up to 128. And once in a while when THE techno DJ comes it'll be 150 (for real hard industrial techno).

And then there are electronica stuff in a very wide range, from 60 up to 150 BPM with different measures like 3/4, 6/8, 15/4 or 7/8 etc... heh

Just for the record, I produced Gabber and Speedcore with BPMs around 250 - 320
Old 4th June 2012
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I would try to enlight you if I was just born,but my lifetime exprience tells me there nothing I can do,its not like its important,if people were thinking dubstep is around 280bpm world wouldnt end,its not big deal

lol I just remember you,your the dude with that nice Ketchup tune :D
As you name checked one of my tunes I'll defer to your bpm opinions :-)
Old 4th June 2012
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I make poppy/guitary/dancy tracks not really set in any particular style/genre, it goes any where from 60 to 150 bpm.

Am I the only one who finds that genres in electronic music are a bit too specific? While we are free to create just about any sound and mood lots choose to fit into very specific cookie-cutter genres. /rant
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I make poppy/guitary/dancy tracks not really set in any particular style/genre, it goes any where from 60 to 150 bpm.

Am I the only one who finds that genres in electronic music are a bit too specific? While we are free to create just about any sound and mood lots choose to fit into very specific cookie-cutter genres. /rant
I completely agree with you. To be honest it gets quite annoying.
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Originally Posted by M-Goldie View Post
if you need to start a thread on a forum to ask what tempo to make your music then give up!
Wasn't asking that. I was asking people here out of curiosity.

At least it's got people talking about what genres they make.
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Am I the only one who finds that genres in electronic music are a bit too specific? While we are free to create just about any sound and mood lots choose to fit into very specific cookie-cutter genres.
A BPM has nothing to do with that, records crossing a huge void of styles and times use the same BPMS, Diana Ross and Dizzy Rascal share some, hardly the same cookie cutter style as each other though.
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Calvin harris is a firm believer that straying to far from the standed 128 bpm shall lead to unpromised discotech floor movement he later went on to say that a bag of haribo's once saved him from near starvation (nobody actually knows why he posts haribo's pictures to his twitter account he just does alright)
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Wasn't asking that. I was asking people here out of curiosity.

At least it's got people talking about what genres they make.


A BPM has nothing to do with that, records crossing a huge void of styles and times use the same BPMS, Diana Ross and Dizzy Rascal share some, hardly the same cookie cutter style as each other though.
I don't have a problem with people discussing tempos and genre. My rant wasn't totally related to the thread. What I do have a problem with is very specific genre or trying to write a track from a recipe... Hey I do acid techno, I set my DAW to 130bpm and whip out a sweet pattern on my 303 to go with my 4 on the floor 909 and maybe add some kind of crazy lead sound. Same thing happened for lots of genres that have come and gone... I have a hard time understanding how people working with so much freedom with their tools end up boxing themselves into very specific genres. Starting with set sounds, key, bpm and a rough idea of how they'll mix it seems like a backwards way to approach music especially when the tools used to make it allow to easily change as you go.

You wouldn't get a guitarist telling a drummer to start playing a 16-beat at 140 and tell the tech to hand him his detuned stratocaster patched into a cheap distortion box and hand him an sm57 for vocals because he wants to compose some 90's east-Seatle noisy rock music. Usually you'd start from a melody, a groove or some lyrics and everything else should set itself into place. I don' want to compare electronic music to rock music here. The same can totally be done in electronic music. You start playing on a keyboard, you end up with a sweet bass line. You could try forcing into 128bpm and change the key so the bass is phatter... or just go with it, maybe that bass line really sounds groovy at 100bpm...

Obviously not everyone works that way but I always find it very odd when people starting talking about ever more obscure genres and the way you should produce it rather than than coming up with a song and then trying to find a way to describe it, if need be.
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Originally Posted by samsam View Post
As you name checked one of my tunes I'll defer to your bpm opinions :-)
:D I tell you something,call it whatever BPM if something is good its good no matter what BPM people say it is.... if people want to count BPM by hi hats,rides,shakers or shadow brakes rather than kick and snare,no problem
big tunes will still be big
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